Monthly Programs


Book Bundle Request

Book Bundles are Back!!! Our staff will put together 3-4 children's books in a themed bundle of your choosing, accompanied by a coloring sheet, song or small activity (staff's choice). Click HERE for the request form for a book bundle.

You may request up to five (5) bundles per request. If you choose more than five, only the first five selections will be processed. Book bundles may take 3-4 days to process. You will be contacted when your bundle is ready for pick up. 

Your library account number is required for this service (located on the back of your library card). If you are unable to find your account number, please contact the library at (585) 343-9550.

Book Bundles theme examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Alphabet, Animals, Author
  • Bears, Bedtime, Birthday, Bugs/Insects, Butterflies
  • Cars, Castles, Colors, Cookbooks, Crafts, Cultures 
  • Dinosaurs, Earth
  • Fairies, Fairytales, Fashion, Flowers, Games
  • Holiday, Love
  • Magic, Mermaids, Minecraft, Mo Willems, Monsters, Music, Mystery
  • Origami, Pokemon
  • Rainbows,Robot, Transportation
  • Seek & Find, Seuss, Sharks, Space, Star Wars, Summer Fun
  • Voting, Witches, Wizards
New Books

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Current Display





Award Winners

Caldecott Award - For the most distinguished illustrator.

Newbery Award - For the most distinguished author.

Geisel Award - For the most distinguished author/illustrator.

Don't Know What to Read Next?
Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus
The premiere database of reading recommendations.  Search for books by author, title, series or even by plot descriptions.

Learn and Play - Sites for Kids
Miss Humblebee's Academy

Miss Humblebee's Academy
An award-winning, online and offline curriculum that prepares children ages 2 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits
Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs.

Tumble Book Library
Ebooks for kids.

Get Graphic

Get Graphic
The world in words and pictures.

Novelist K-8

Novelist K-8
Find great books to read.


Distance Learning
Use the embedded links on the PDF to access several resources in differing categories.
Provided by Katelin LaGreca, Batavia City Schools.

Fun Author Sites



Awesome Character Sites





Exciting Non- Fiction sites

Children's Music


Summer Reading Program

Can you guess what the

2021 Summer Reading Program theme will be?


The GIFT Program


The Library G.I.F.T. Program (Generate Imagination in Families Today) is dedicated to making new or gently used books available to children and their families in our area, and to raising awareness of the lifelong benefits of early childhood literacy.  Bright boxes and shelves of GIFT books are located at agencies and businesses in Batavia.  Children can take a book from the shelf to bring home, read, and keep!

Want to donate or volunteer?
Donate new or gently used children’s books in drop boxes at these schools: Jackson, John Kennedy, St. Joseph Elementary and St. Paul Lutheran School or at the Richmond Memorial Library.

Want to volunteer?
Contact the Youth Services team at 585-343-9550 x 4.


  • Agribusiness Child Development (ABCD) at Batavia -18 Brooklyn Ave, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Big Tree Glen apartments - 3727 W Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Community Action of Orleans & Genesee - 5073 Clinton Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Family Court Day Care - 1 W Main St, Batavia, NY 14020 
  • Five Star Bank West -  401 W Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Free Little Libraries: 
    3 Redfield Pkwy, Batavia, NY 14020
    16 Montclair Ave, Batavia, NY 14020
    136 Trumbull Pkwy, Batavia, NY 14020
    113 Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Genesee County Dept. Social Services -  5130 E Main Street Rd # 3, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Genesee County Mental Health -  5130 E Main Street Rd # 3, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Genesee Glow YMCA - 209 E Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Golden Coin - 582 E Main St, Batavia, NY 14020
  • House of Laundry -  4152 W Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Pathstone - 30 Jefferson Ave, Batavia, NY 14020
  • Rochester Regional Health Urgent Care - 16 Bank St, Batavia, NY 14020
  • RJ's Washroom - 200 Ellicott St, Batavia, NY 14020
Dolly Parton Imagination Library


The Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) is a 60 volume set of books sent to children, in their homes, one book per month from birth to age 5, to keep, for free!  The DPIL initiative is funded by the Richmond Memorial Library for residents of the Batavia City School District, and by independent local funders coordinated by the Richter Family Foundation in other parts of Genesee County.  Click here to register a child or to see if DPIL is available in your area; or contact the Richter Family Foundation at to support the initiative in other parts of Genesee County.


Virtual Story Times

Click on your favorite theme to enjoy a storytime with Miss Melissa!


Alphabet Storytime     Bug Storytime     Dinosaur Storytime

Farm Storytime     Pet Storytime     Sounds Storytime

Zoo Storytime


Coming soon!

    Counting Storytime   Trains Storytime   

Goodnight with Dolly

Memories from the Children's Room